And there she was, thirty-two years old, a successful nurse, and a burden to everyone around her. She was dead weight. Useless. All her money was joined with Lucas', and since he was going down, she was going with him. Even though they would be divorcing soon - she was sure of this - she'd lose a lot of money in lawyers' fees. And really, she wasn't sure how interested she was in fighting over assets. At the moment, she just wanted to be gone. She wanted to disappear, become a little speck on the horizon, and just stop existing.
Sadly, life didn't work that way.
As Xavier returned, she looked up with a sniffle. "I-I don't want to be a burden," she said, chewing on the inside of her cheek.